The release of the Rivonia Treason Trialists was a mojor victory for the African National Congress in its fight for the release of all political prisoners. Wilton Mkwayi, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu, Raymond Mhlaba, Andrew Mlangeni, Elias Motsoaledi, Govan Mbeki,Denis Goldberg and later Nelson Mandela and the unbanning of the all political formations created the atmosphere for negotiated political settlement with the apartheid government. In the main picture is of Walter Sisulu.
Having regard to the fact that the Committee had only two weeks to prepare, and in the face of intensive and relentless police intimidation, and after studying the reports from various parts of the country, I am perfectly satisfied that, as a political strike, Monday 26 June was an outstanding success.
– Walter Sisulu